Aug 31 2019
Saturday

Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen, China

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
19-1-0
KO 1
KO 1
20-6-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
32
5' 4" / 163 cm
Height
5' 1" / 155 cm
63" / 160 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm

Tape record

UDSUBUDSUBKO
Form
KOKOUDUDUD
19
Wins
20
9
By KO
7
47
KO%
35
7
By SUB
7
37
SUB%
35
1
Loses
6
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2011
20
Bouts
26
33
Rounds
53
2 hours, 8 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 50 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Weili Zhang vs Jessica Andrade report

Who won Zhang vs Andrade?

Weili Zhang beat Jessica Andrade by knockout in the 1st round during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 15, on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Women’s Strawweight championship.

Zhang vs Andrade stats

Weili Zhang stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Jessica Andrade made her way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Jessica Andrade marked her 27th fight for them, having made her own debut for the promotion in 2013.

Weili Zhang's UFC record stood at 8-2-0, while Jessica Andrade's came in at 17-10-0.

The stats suggested Zhang had an advantage in power over Andrade, with a 47% knock out percentage over Andrade's 35%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Zhang had a slight advantage over Andrade, with a 37% submission rate over Andrade's 35%.

Weili Zhang was the older woman by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Zhang had a height advantage of 3 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Zhang was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2013, 2 years and 2 months later than Andrade, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 21 less professional rounds, 54 to Andrade's 75.

Zhang vs Andrade form

Andrade had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In her last fight before this contest, she had won against Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, she had beaten Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando.

Before that, she was victorious against Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117 on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

She had lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.

Activity check

Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 1 month, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Zhang vs Andrade?

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